Type 67 machine gun
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The Type 67 on a tripod field mount.
|Type||General-purpose machine gun|
|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Used by||People's Republic of China, Bangladesh, North Korea|
|Manufacturer||China North Industries Corporation|
|Variants||Type 67-1, Type 67-2|
|Weight||11 kg (24.25 lb)|
|Length||1,650 mm (65.0 in)|
|Barrel length||605 mm (23.8 in)|
|Action||Gas-operated, tilting breechblock|
|Rate of fire||650-700 rounds/min|
|Effective firing range||800-1000 m|
|Feed system||100/250-round belt|
|Sights||Rear leaf sight, forward post|
The Type 67 machine gun was developed as a lightweight replacement for the Type 53 (SG43) and Type 57 (SGM) medium 7.62 mm machine guns.[dubious ]
According to a United States Army Materiel Command analysis, the Type 67 uses the DP trigger mechanism, the quick-change barrel of the SG43, a gas regulator similar to the RPD, the ZB vz. 30 bolt mechanism, and a modified Maxim-type feed mechanism.
Since 1967 – the year of its introduction – the Type 67 has gone through two model modifications and improvements, with the newer models designated Type 67-1 and Type 67-2.
- Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide--Eurasian Communist Countries, Defense Intelligence Agency/United States Army Materiel Command ST-HB-07-03-74, p. 264
- James H. Willbanks (2004). Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact. ABC-CLIO. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-85109-480-6.
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